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Sid Steinberg, left, and Dan Thornton, right, of Post & Schell. Sid Steinberg, left, and Dan Thornton, right, of Post & Schell.

Sex discrimination is broader than many realize, extending even to the interplay between an employee’s appearance and gender stereotypes. This concept was recently addressed in Bonson v. Hanover Food, No. 1:19-cv-54, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 56897 (M.D. Pa. Apr. 1, 2020), where the court denied summary judgment after finding that the employee had stated a viable claim for sex discrimination based on gender stereotyping and that numerous factual disputes required a jury’s consideration.

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